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Articles by

Jason Gottlieb

Jason Gottlieb is a Partner in the Business Litigation Department and Chair of the White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement practice group at Morrison Cohen LLP. His practice focuses on regulatory enforcement, litigation, and arbitration relating to securities, commodities, cryptocurrency, futures and derivatives, and structured finance. Jason is the principal author of the MoCo Cryptocurrency Litigation Tracker, and was named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of 2018 Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech Trailblazers. He has been widely quoted for his expertise in the media, including CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg Law, Fortune, the National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, The Real Deal, and many more.

August 2019

The SEC as World Police: What the World Should Know about the SEC’s Jurisdiction

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), initial exchange offerings (IEOs), and security token offerings (STOs) are a worldwide phenomenon. After all, a coin or token that has no physical existence apart from some computer code can be easily sent around the world to anyone with an internet connection with a few clicks of a keyboard.   While the […]

Insider Trading in Cryptocurrency: How to Avoid Trouble

As the saying goes, “ignorance of the law excuses no one.” It is a legal principle that holds even in the murky space of cryptocurrency trading. With securities and commodities regulators almost unanimously asserting jurisdiction over cryptocurrencies under the theory that such products are securities or commodities, it follows that insider trading abuses in the […]

May 2019

Get Right with the Authorities: Bringing Yourself Into U.S. Compliance After an Unregistered ICO

In 2017-2018, a wave of “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) swept the global markets, as companies looked for innovative ways to raise capital.  The United States regulatory authorities, particularly the Securities and Exchange Commission, took a dim view of these capital raises, however, and cracked down on such unregistered coin offerings.  For those companies that joined […]